Basingstoke Buffalo - 0
DALROD Peterborough Islanders - 7
The Islanders headed down to Basingstoke for a late Sunday night face off hoping to keep their cup dreams alive.
Fortune favoured the Islanders in the EPL fixtures. The lack of a Phantoms game allowed the Isles to bring in Defenceman Cam McGiffin and Forward Martins Susters as additional support. The two proved their worth immediately. Martins bore down on Basingstoke keeper Lawday and racked up 4 goals in the first period, McGiffin picking assists on three of them.
The whole Islanders team worked as a unit and dominated both the attacking and physical aspects of play. McGiffin, Cleves, Herring, McDonald and Wallis all made noteworthy hits early on. Wallis’ hip check guided a Buffalo player into an unfortunate collision with the bench-plexiglass partition and, as his body wound itself around the pillar, he sustained a sizeable gash across his forehead. He later returned to the game bandaged up and played on, so hopefully the injury is not too serious.
Brad Moore also picked up a goal and assist in the first and brought the period to a 5-0 close.
Slough Jets - 2
DALROD Peterborough Islanders - 13
Saturday was the third win on the road in a row for the Islanders as they racked up another huge win in the league.
James White and Nathan Pollard both tallied hat-tricks in the game, as did Conor Pollard, who now has two hat-tricks in as many games.
During the first period the Islanders came out strong and got off to a flying start finding the net 5 times. Yardley fired in the first within six minutes, only to have the game tied up at 1-1 3 minutes later when Underdown made his own mark on the scoreboard. James White and the Pollard brothers soon cemented a lead for the Islanders though, all picking up their first of the night. Before the period ended Pentecost was also able to fire in a goal to give the Isles a 5-1 lead going into the second period.
The second period was a much slower affair. The Isles took their food right off the gas, assuming the game was put to bed. A goaltending change for the Isles just before a power play to the Jets gave the only sparks of the period. Brad Moore netted a surprising short-handed goal for the Islanders with a fantastic counter-attack, but the Jets managed to capitalise on a cold Adam Long 30 seconds later. The period ended at 1-1.